Hallmark network will include LGBTQ+ stories and characters in its new Christmas movies for December 2020.
Hallmark channel decided it will include LGBTQ+ stories and characters in its upcoming Christmas movies for 2020. The channel has faced years of criticism for including Diversity to the programs.
Last year, the channel faced a backlash from the conservative group for its controversial Zola advertisement that included same-sex marriage. The network later pulled out the ads following a petition from One Million Moms, a conservative group.
But on Thursday, Hallmark told Good Morning America that it wouldn't disappoint fans this year. The company said, "Diversity and inclusion is a top priority for us. We are committed to creating a Hallmark experience where everyone feels welcome.
According to the reports, there are a total of 23 movies for Christmas 2020, out of which 17 are new films for the Hallmark Movies and Hallmark Mysteries.
Some of the new projects include, "If I Only Had Christmas" with Candace Cameron Bure, "Christmas Waltz" with Lacey Chabert, "Cross Country Christmas" with Rachel Leigh Cook, and "Christmas Carnival" with Tamera Mowry-Housley.